Watford confirm Walter Mazzarri to leave club at season-end

Danny Woods
May 19, 2017

Italian Mazzarri will depart the Hornets after just one year in charge and with the club 16th in the Premier League table with one game remaining.

Watford manager Walter Mazzarri will leave the Premier League club at the end of the season.

The Hornets announced on Wednesday that they have chose to part ways with Mazzarri, who arrived at the club last summer.

Silva, meanwhile, has impressed for Hull since he replaced Mike Phelan at the start of the year, but the Portuguese was unable to save the Tigers from relegation.

Standard Sport understands former CSKA Moscow and Russian Federation coach Leonid Slutsky is also under consideration. His final game will be at home to Manchester City on Sunday.

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Watford took the decision following a meeting with Mazzarri to discuss "the club's future goals and aspirations", chairman Scott Duxbury said in a short statement on Watford's website.

It continued: "We thank Walter and his staff for the contribution they have made to Watford Football Club over the past year".

Mazzarri is 11 months into his three-year deal at the club.

According to BBC Sport Mazzarri, who won Napoli the 2012 Copa Italia title and then steered them to a Serie A runners-up spot in 2013, didn't win over sections of the fans and the fact he spoke Italian in his press conferences didn't endear him to the media.

The former Inter Milan manager - who replaced Quique Sanchez Flores after he was sacked at the end of last season - has endured a poor end of season himself, losing five straight matches.

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